Local Family Files Lawsuit After Photo of Deceased Relative Winds Up Online

first_imgA West Palm Beach family is suing a local funeral home for allegedly allowing a photo of their deceased relative to be posted on social media.The lawsuit, filed this week, states that an employee from Stevens Brothers Funeral Home took the photo of Jakiel Allyson Jones’ disfigured body and gave it to someone else. It ended up online soon thereafter.Jones was killed in a traffic crash on I-95 near Lantana last January.Her mother, Deanna Washington, says that Jones’ service was closed casket due to the significant injuries the woman sustained. She adds, “When I looked at the photo I saw that it was taken in the prep room at the funeral home. My baby partially clothed on a mortuary slab, with her hair pulled back. Her body had not been prepped for us or anyone else to view.”Her father, Jessie Jones, says, “We hired this funeral home to help us, in our hour of need, instead they took our pain and made it even worse,” said Jessie Jones, Jakiel’s father.The funeral home has not responded to requests for comment.“This case is about accountability, the funeral home was negligent, and they did not protect this family’s right to privacy during a very difficult time in their lives,” argues Nicole Hunt Jackson, the family’s attorney.Meanwhile, Jakiel Jones’ parents are searching for answers.According to Washington, “I couldn’t see who could stand over a dead person’s body and take a picture of them, to do wrong with that. Nothing good. You took my daughter’s picture and did wrong with it.”last_img read more

Buchy rink sweeps to Kootenay Men’s Zone Curling Crown

first_imgKimberley’s Tom Buchy won the Kootenay Men’s Curling Zone title in record time.Buchy, third Fred Thomson of Nelson, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will, won three straight, the clincher a 7-2 win over Ken McHargue of the host club, to capture the Zone title Saturday at the Sparwood Curling Club.The Buchy rink now advances to the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship at the Vancouver Curling Club February 5-9, 2014. Buchy built up a 5-0 lead after five ends before McHargue scored two singles in the sixth and seventh ends.However, the Buchy rink scored two in the eighth with a raise takeout to secure the A-event crown and the top seed from the Kootenays.In B-C event, T.J. Perepolkin took the long route to the second qualifying berth defeating Rob Ferguson of Trail 8-6.Perepolkin from Vernon, with third Deane Horning, second Tyler Orme, lead Don Freschi and spare Kevin Nesbitt curled six games before advancing as the second qualifier.The sixth game was necessary after Ferguson scored a 6-5 win in the C-event semi final over Perepolkin.Perepolkin’s last stone went long allowing Ferguson to score one to force an extra game.last_img read more

LONGSHOT TOOWINDYTOHAULROX RALLIES FROM FAR OFF PACE TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES BY A NECK UNDER PEREIRA; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:14.26

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–With speedy Rocket Heat showing the way through uncontested fractions of 21.99, 44.18 and 1:07.74, it appeared he was headed to a front-running victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, but Toowindytohaulrox collared him 40 yards from the finish and was up to win by a neck under Tiago Pereira, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf in 1:14.26.Off at 21-1, Toowindytohaulrox, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Harlan’s Holiday, paid $44.60, $19.20 and $9.40. Owned by Queen Bee Racing, LLC, he was most recently third, beaten 2 ½ lengths, in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles turf Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar Nov. 27.“This horse is great down the hill,” said Pereira. “Having him in an outside post is best for him. When he is outside of horses, he’s at his best. When he’s on the inside, not always. He was free today and he made a big run.”Toowindytohaulrox, who notched his second win from six starts down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout, improved his overall record to 19-4-3-6. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he improved his earnings to $310,392.“I wanted them to stay outside, ‘Toowindy’ especially,” said D’Amato, who also saddled runner-up Coastline. “Anytime he’s got to split horses, he just doesn’t like it as much. He likes to be running freely and Tiago bided his time back there, got him widest of all and came with a big run.”Drawn on the extreme outside in post 14, fellow come-from-behinder Coastline, who was ridden by Tyler Baze, was up for the place, finishing another neck in front of Rocket Heat. Off at 52-1, Coastline paid $46.60 and $20.80.Off at 41-1, Rocket Heat, who was ridden by Edwin Maldonado, prevailed by a head over The Great War and paid $16.20 to show.With the 1-2-3 finishers off at odds of 21-1, 52-1 and 41-1, the trifecta paid $10,851.40. Fourth place finisher The Great War, off at 8-1, helped contribute to a superfecta payoff of $24,476.39.The first of four graded stakes on a blockbuster Opening Day Card, the Daytona was run as the fourth on a nine-race program.last_img read more

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Ohio Farm Bureau shines at national level

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest State Farm Bureaus were presented awards at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show. The awards recognized excellence in implementation of outstanding member programs and membership achievement in 2017.Ohio was presented with a New Horizon Award, that honors states with the most innovative new programs.Ohio also received an Award of Excellence. The Awards of Excellence are awarded to state Farm Bureaus that demonstrate outstanding achievements in four program areas: Advocacy; Engagement and Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; and Membership Value. Ohio Farm Bureau was recognized for excellence in the categories of Advocacy; Engagement and Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; and Membership Value.last_img read more

Punjab plans to seize drug offenders’ properties

first_imgIn a bid to check the illegal drugs trade in the State, the Punjab Cabinet on Friday gave the approval for enactment of the Punjab Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property Act, 2017, that would empower officers to attach and seize properties of drug offenders acquired through illicit trafficking of narcotics drugs, smuggling and trade of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.“The Act will empower officers to attach, seize or forfeit properties. It will enable them to crack down on properties acquired through illicit trafficking of narcotics drugs, smuggling and trade of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985,” said an official spokesperson.Tackling militancyThe Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, also approved the creation of a Special Operation Group (SOG) to check militant threats, with non-fiscal incentives for those personnel who join the new force.“The SOG will contain, counter and neutralise militant threats like fidayeen attack, hostage situations and armed infiltration to save precious lives and properties,” said the spokesperson. The Punjab Cabinet also gave its nod to the government’s ‘Connect with Your Roots’ (CYR) programme to reach out to youngsters of Punjabi origin settled in other countries.“The programme, aimed at young boys and girls of Punjabi origin, whose parents, grandparents or great grandparents are settled abroad in various countries across the globe, will seek to connect them with their ancestral roots and cultural heritage of Punjab,” the spokesperson added.The Cabinet also decided that the winter session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha (Assembly) will be held for three days from November 27 to 29. “The Punjab Governor has been authorised to convene the third session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha as per Article 174 (I) of the Constitution of India,” the spokesperson said.last_img read more

Going, going, gone at French Open

first_img— The 35-year-old American, the champion in Paris in 2002, 2013 and 2015, won a record-setting 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open before eventually announcing she was pregnant. She and fiancee, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian will be become parents in September.Maria Sharapova— Sharapova, the Paris champion in 2012 and 2014, missed the 2016 tournament as she served a doping suspension. The Russian star returned to action in April but was refused a wild card by Roland Garros organisers to enter this year’s French Open.Victoria Azarenka— New mum Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion and former world number one, hasn’t played since last year’s French Open and will miss this year’s edition after giving birth to son Leo in December. She will return to the tour at the Mallorca Open next month and intends to play at Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts after defeating Rafael Nadal, of Spain, during the men’s singles final tennis match at the Miami Open, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Key Biscayne, Florida. APPARIS, France — The French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday with a host of stars sidelined and others fighting races against time to be fit.AFP Sports looks at who’s missing and who’s fighting:ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO “Hi guys, I have some news. I will be flying to Roland Garros and taking part in a press conference on site at 2:30pm local time on Friday. Keep everything crossed for me that I will be able to play there,” wrote Kvitova on Twitter.Laura Siegemund— Germany’s Siegemund, the shock winner of the Stuttgart claycourt tournament in April, was stretchered off with suspected knee ligament damage after a nasty fall in her Nuremberg second round match against Barbora Krejcikova on Wednesday. Fed Cup coach Barbara Rittner said Siegemund was likely to pull out of Paris. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF GONE…Roger FedererFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting— The 2009 champion won his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January but the 35-year-old decided to skip the French Open and the entire claycourt season to stay fresh for an assault on what would be an eighth Wimbledon title on July. Federer also missed last year’s Roland Garros due to injury.Serena Williams Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GOING…Juan Martin del Potro— Del Potro, whose career has been plagued by injuries, is suffering shoulder and back problems which may force him out.The giant Argentine, ranked 30 in the world, hasn’t played at Roland Garros since 2012 when he reached the quarter-finals, instead spending lengthy periods off court battling wrist injuries which pushed him to the brink of retirement.Simona Halep— Halep, the 2014 runner-up, is only “50/50” for Roland Garros having sustained a torn ankle ligament in last week’s Italian Open final.Halep, winner of the Madrid Open the week before, needed treatment after going over on her right ankle before losing 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in Rome.“The MRI scan shows a torn ligament. Doctors say it’s 50/50.”Petra Kvitova— Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova will decide on Friday whether or not she will play in the French Open as she recovers from a knife attack fighting off a burglar in December. MOST READ South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution LATEST STORIES Ratliffe on guarding Stepheson: I wanted to tire him out View commentslast_img read more

NRL Community Volunteer of the Year Awards: Touch Football Nominee

first_imgTouch Football Australia has been provided for the first time the opportunity to nominate an individual for the NRL Community National Volunteer of the Year, to be presented at the NRL Community and Player Education Awards in Sydney on Friday, 2 October 2015, as part of the 2015 NRL Grand Final Week celebrations. Each State and Territory were asked to nominate an individual to be considered for the TFA Volunteer of the Year Award; who will in turn be the Touch Football nominee for the NRL Community National Volunteer of the Year.Each nominee has provided exceptional service to the sport and made a notable and measurable contribution and difference in their respective communities.  The nominees all demonstrate the Touch Football Australia values of Leadership, Integrity, Professionalism, Diversity and Excellence.The TFA Board of Management were charged with voting on and awarding for the inaugural time, a standout Touch Football nominee. “Our Board was absolutely overwhelmed by the calibre of nominees from across the country, “Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire, said. “On behalf of the Touch Football Australia Board of Management, I would like to congratulate Cecilia Eichler, the 2015 Touch Football Australia Volunteer of the Year for 2015.“Cecilia is a fantastic example of the efforts being made in locations across the country, and the lengths that our volunteers go for the success of our sport.  On behalf of the TFA Board of Management, TFA Staff and the whole Touch Football community, particularly of Portland, Victoria, congratulations to Cecilia.”“In the inaugural year of this award, we had an incredible group of nominees from all corners of the country; all with their own story and all highly deserving of this accolade.”“Their (nominees) stories are just small examples of the wonderful work undertaken every day by the extraordinary people we have assisting the delivery of our sport.”The nominees for the TFA Volunteer of the Year Award were:»         Cary Thompson – National»         Ken Golden – National»         Danny Goodwin – ACT»         Tim Kitchingham – NSW»         Tim Pearson – NT»         Graeme Clancy – QLD»         Damian Carlson – SA»         Cecilia Eichler – VIC»         Karen Lombardo – WA.“Our sport is blessed with amazing people, making significant contributions across all levels, “We are very excited for this opportunity and the chance to formally thank and reward an individual who is truly committed to our sport, as well as share the stories of so many more”Cecilia will be attending the awards ceremony with TFA representatives and is among a group of five nominees for the NRL Community National Volunteer of the Year award, proudly supported by Holden. The NRL Community and Player Education Awards will be streamed online via nrl.com/communityawards from 7.00pm with results to be published online at the conclusion of the awards presentation.Related Filestfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_cary_thompson-pdftfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_cecilia_eichler-pdftfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_damien_carlson-pdftfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_danny_goodwin-pdftfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_graeme_clancy-pdftfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_karen_lombardo-pdftfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_ken_golden-pdftfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_tim_kitchingham-pdftfa_volunteer_of_year_nominee_-_tim_pearson-pdfRelated LinksNRL Community National Volunteerlast_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson frustrated by Cardiff stalemate after 15-year shots high

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson frustrated by Cardiff stalemate after 15-year shots highby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was left frustrated after their 0-0 draw with Cardiff City.Palace peppered the Cardiff goal with 31 shots, their highest number since 2003-04, with Andros Townsend flicking a shot against the crossbar and Luka Milivojevic hitting the post for the hosts.Hodgson said, “I’m pleased about the number of chances we created but I’m not pleased we didn’t convert one of them,” he said.”It’s something we’ve had to deal with for a large part of the season. If we had more fortune in front of goal then we would be nowhere near where we are, we’d have assembled a lot more points.”Football is about scoring goals and taking those semi opportunities, which good goal scorers find a way of scoring.” last_img read more

9 months agoLazio step closer to signing Chelsea defender Zappacosta

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lazio step closer to signing Chelsea defender Zappacostaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio are a step closer to signing Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta this week.Il Messaggero says Lazio have agreed personal terms with the Italy fullback, who is eager to return home this month.And the outline of a transfer has also been settled, with Lazio and Chelsea agreeing to a six month loan with the option of a permanent deal in June.However, Chelsea’s €15m price is regarded as too rich by Lazio.And Lazio sports chief Igli Tare will spend this week attempting to talk down the valuation. last_img read more